Back in December there was something of a bureaucratic struggle
over hosting a big festival in Golden Gate Park as Another Planet
(and their promotion partner Superfly)
attempted to start work on year two of Outside Lands
The city put the promoters through a big to-do (that we haven't heard other big park fests, from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Power to the Peaceful having to deal with) in order to get claim on a destination event idea they came up with in the first place. Today the Chron reports
that Another Planet was officially chosen as the company to host the concert idea they created. Good news for the local promoters, and for the city, as Outside Lands was an impressive event for a first year gig--from the local food merchants to the local artists who created the banners and played various stages. (I imagine they'll be fixing the issues of public transportation, signage for leaving the park in a drunken stupor, and parking next time around--minor aggravations in an otherwise impressive event).